Suggestions On How To Do It
The greeting -- be very friendly and ask a question such as: "how is your day going?" Be prepared to sympathize and encourage if things are not going well. (Be a good listener if they go into detail)
If there is no time for conversation other than the greeting, try the following:
Has anyone ever given you a ticket to Heaven?
Hand them a gospel tract – And say “Here is one – all you need to do is validate it” God bless.
Another quickie is:
joy is wrapped up in this little message - please take it.
Do you have an audio bible?
CD of the bible and it is absolutely free, can I give it to you?
(in the sleeve you may want to include a tract)
Opening a conversation is a challenge. It is not easy for most of us, but with practice it will get easier.
If you show an interest in a person, usually they will respond in a positive way. If possible, silently ask God to prepare their heart and help you to love them regardless of the response that you may get. Be kind, respectful, and humble. Be patient – let them finish what they are saying. Ask for courage and wisdom. Avoid arguments – simply ask questions.
See what works for you – and don’t get discouraged if you get a brush off.
Try to find a subject that the person is interested in and see if you can get them talking about it. See if you can find out what their life centers on. Start with a simple (non threatening) question to open up the conversation such as one of the following.
What is your name?
How is your day going?
Are you having a good day?
Are you happy?
Do you have a job?
Do you like your job?
Are you going to school?
What is your highest goal in life
At a convenient point in the conversation, bring up a question that has spiritual implications. You might want to ask permission such as "Can I ask you a question?"
Then pick a topic such as one of the following:
What do you think is the purpose of life?
What is the most important thing that you want to accomplish with your life?
What is the most important thing that you know?
Are you as spiritual as you would like to be?
Do you believe in God?
Do you consider yourself a sinner?
What do you think about Jesus Christ?
What do you think about the Bible?
What do you think about the 10 commandments?
Do you ever worry about dying?
What is your biggest worry?
When you die, what do you think is on the other side?
Do you think that there is more than one way to get to heaven?
Do you think that a person can know for sure that he will go to heaven when He
When you get a response to your question, you can thank the person for his or her answer and say “This little bible tract touches on that subject. I would like for you to take it. God bless.
Or if it is appropriate continue the discussion – perhaps ask additional questions. Note: Be extremely sensitive to their time – especially if they are working.